Tuesday, 14 March 2017 11:28

Update Your Bedroom For Spring

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I love waking up to the sound of chirpy birds and the sight of beautiful spring blossoms outside my bedroom window. YES!! finally, a glimpse of Spring after a very long winter with miserable days of drenching rain and freezing cold nights.

Time to shake of winter and welcome brighter days. The first signs of spring, has put a smile on my face and a happy spring in my step. Time to get rid of all the grey of winter and replace it with colour and some Spring flair.
We update our wardrobe for Spring, so why not give our bedrooms an instant refresh.

To get you in the mood for a Spring make-over, here is some of my favourite pieces from Primark perfect for a bedroom update.

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This tropical duvet set is sure to put you in the mood for festive nights and long poolside lounging days. Goodbye comfy and cosy neutral tones and Hello to light weight textures in vivid colours like pinks and greens

Bring Light into your bedroom with soft accessories like these cushions in ice creamy pastels like candy pink, sherbet yellow, mint green and baby blue is the perfect statement pieces to energize you for days soaking up the sun in the park eating ice cream.

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Velvety Pastel coloured cushions @Primark

Up your level of chic with these statement and interchangeable pieces in the seasons biggest print trends, Pineapples, Palm leaf, Toucan birds and Protea flowers.

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Pineapple, palm leaf-Aloha cushion @ Primark

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Toucan and Parrot bird print cushions @ Primark

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Toucan Canvas and Aloha Hanging Plaque @ Primark

Decorative touches are small changes but can make a big difference to your mood.

Fresh flowers in this Toucan ceramic vase, fresh smelling candle and a cute hanging cactus are all small things to add to your bedroom to uplift your mood and welcome sunny and brighter days.

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Published in Blog
Tuesday, 31 January 2017 11:58

Giebultowski

Fashion jewellery designer with over 25 years of experience with PR and journalism background. Originally from Poland, now lives in London.

'Giebultowski' jewellery is made of countless ever moving pieces as well as unusually oversized and over decorated and full of striking contrasts of colours, shapes and textures. No other jewellery is also decorated with wire spikes.

'AlmostWhite' marks a departure from organic shapes and inspirations towards geometry and architecture. Large size pieces are colourless and made of hundreds of repeatable elements cut out of plastic milk bottles. Over twelve hundred plastic bottles were used to make this collection. Most of other components are also recycled from previous works.

www.etsy.com

Published in Designers
Wednesday, 11 January 2017 09:33

Best Tips for Sourcing Vintage Jewellery

We all know how hard it can be to find unique accessories that really stand out.

Published in Accessories
Thursday, 22 December 2016 15:14

Holiday Party Outfits with an Edgy Twist

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Party season seems to go hand in hand with the holiday one, so it’s about time to start thinking about your choice of attire for all those forthcoming events you’ve been invited to. Your outfit should represent the jolly spirit, be elegant and classy - but also a bit edgy - so you should skip the expected ones and feel free to experiment with new, and a bit unusual combinations. This can be a great opportunity to spoil yourself a bit and greet the holidays in a brand-new outfit, or you can check out your wardrobe and find some forgotten jewels, or simply spice up some of your favorite pieces of garments.

When choosing your outfit, like with any other event, you should consider the venue and the type of party you’ll be attending. Otherwise, you can end up over or underdressed, which is the biggest mistake you can make. First ask around how formal is it going to be and then start planning your look. If you need an inspiration, we’ll give you a couple of ideas on how to create a glamorous, chic, edgy and stunning look for the holiday parties.

Her Majesty: LBD

It’s a classic, but with a good dress you can never go wrong. If you want to play safe, choose the little black dress, but spice it up a bit if you want to get the winning combination. Considering the type of venue, for a formal occasion you can liven up a LBD with high heeled shoes in some bright colour and matching jewelry.

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If the party isn’t too formal, the choices are numerous: from sparkling or metallic shoes in silver or golden shades, to unusual models, modern, geometrical cuts and various lengths – you can glam up your LBD any way you like. A light, elegant blazer in some bold print over your dress will be a great combination for any occasion.

Gentle Materials

Instead of choosing the usual materials, like cotton, viscose or synthetics, opt for the more feminine and gentle fabrics, such as velvet, silk and lace. Velvet, as a soft, warm and smooth fabric is one of the best choices for holiday outfit. If you have some velvet dress or skirt left from the ‘90s, now is the perfect time to bring it out and let it shine again. But, if you want to achieve a retro instead of a passé look, you’ll have to make a smart match with your clothes. For example, a velvet skirt in some dark shade (like deep red or green) will go great with a sheer metallic top or a lingerie blouse.

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For a trendy and chic touch, put a leather or bomber jacket over it, like the one from the new women’s Saint Laurent clothing collection. These are also a good example for a piece of clothing that you’ll find very useful even after the holidays are over, so you shouldn’t feel guilty if you have to buy it. One of these jackets can also be a good match when creating an edgy look based on silk or lace garments. For an astonishing outfit, choose a black leather skirt combined with a lace blouse or a silky dress in some bright festive shade, like red or green, and pair it with nice heels or ankle-strap pumps.

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Suit Up

Suits and jumpsuits can be equally elegant and chic like dresses. Instead of a classic women suit, choose a velvet one, with a deep neckline and some sexy, laced lingerie underneath it (but be very careful what you’re choosing, otherwise you can end up looking cheap and tacky).

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Monochromatic jumpsuits are also a good solution for a formal event, when they are combined with heels in some bold print, a matching belt and statement earrings. If you decide to go with a two toned jumpsuit, avoid prints on the other parts of your outfit. For the final edgy look, put on a dark lipstick, like deep blue or purple, and your lips will get the velvet touch too.

Sparkle And Dazzle

Holidays are the time of celebration so feel free to shine as much as you like. Add some glitter to your clothing, shoes, bags, jewelry and makeup. This way you’ll elevate any outfit and secure a fabulous, bold and “ready to party” look.

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These stylish, chic and sparkling outfits are not reserved for parties only, so feel free to spread this festive feeling around during the whole season. Find a way to include the holiday spirit into your everyday look as it will lift up not just your mood, but also the atmosphere anywhere you go. After all, everyone loves a little bit of glamour and sensation in their lives from time to time, and there’s no more appropriate moment than the holiday season to treat yourself to it. So, seize the opportunity and enjoy it, while it lasts.

Author BIO:

Sophia Smith is Australian based beauty and fashion and lifestyle blogger. She is very passionate about latest fashion trends, DIY projects and organic beauty products. Sophia writes mostly in beauty and fashion related topics, mainly through blogs and articles. You can find out more about her writing following her on: Facebook Twitter 

Published in Blog
Wednesday, 14 December 2016 13:52

Get Festive With Red

Get festive with red this Christmas Season

With Christmas, just a few sleeps away, it is time to, really get into the joyful spirit with the colour of the festive season Red. So, let’s go bright and bold and spread some holiday cheer.

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Feel sassy, confident and just a little naughty in this Bardot style figure-hugging pencil LRD

When slipping into a LRD keep the rest of your look neutral with modest gold and or complementing black-and-white pieces in simple silhouettes to keep it understated but classy.

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For just a touch of red, add a red necklace, like the red Martha rubber coated ridge necklace from Oliver Bonas. To make it pop wear it with something blue, like a polo neck jumper, like the Serena polo neck jumper from Oliver Bonas. Just a side note; when mixing bold colours together, keep the lines simple to add to the elegance.

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Kick up a storm in the office with a pair of red wide leg trousers, love this cut and style from Topshop, well-tailored and waist cinching all those wonderful things to make you look just as attractive as a really good bottle of red wine.

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A well-fitted double breasted blazer adds a certain panache to any day or night look giving off an air of confidence. Literally saying, “I am in control of this Baby!!

Pair that blazer with a pencil skirt and a pair of timeless fiery stiletto’s, like these wrap-around red ones from Very and you will have them all staring for days.

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It might be cold outside but you will be so hot in a sexy lacey halter neck bra and briefs from Coco De Mar at House of Fraser.

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Bring the festive cheer on your next big night out in this red lace-up satin maxi dress from Pretty Little Thing, definitely my choice for a OMG LRD

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Keep it festively retro in this red leather jacket from Topshop, perfect for a casual date when you need to bring the heat.

Published in Blog
Tuesday, 08 November 2016 15:24

Christmas Wish List

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It's almost that time of year again and the countdown to Christmas is on! And with the festive period come the stress of gift shopping. So, with the big day just a couple of weeks away, here are some ideas of what your friends, loved ones and family might find under the Christmas tree this year.
CHRISTMAS WISH LIST

Gift sets add an extra special element to your gift for the same price as a single bottle and the additional products, such as shower gel and body lotion, are great for layering the scent for a longer lasting fragrance. Your loved one will be smelling great all day long!

Gift set for under £30-

Ghost Deep Night EDT 30ml & Candle Gift Set - £24.50

Ghost Deep Night is the fragrance of love with powerful notes of Indian Rose and Belle De Nuit blossoms. Orange and apricot notes add a fruity twist whilst a base of vanilla and amber add depth for a romantic and sensual fragrance perfect for strong, confident women.

Fragrance Shop

Available @ www.thefragranceshop.co.uk 

Gift set for Under £50

YSL Black Opium EDP 30ml & 50ml Shimmering Body Lotion Gift Set - £49.50 / Save £10

Discover Black Opium, the new feminine fragrance by Yves Saint Laurent. This new glam rock fragrance is full of mystery and energy. An addictive gourmand floral with notes of: Black Coffee, for a shot of adrenaline; White Florals, to instantly seduce; and Vanilla – for sweetness and sensuality. WHAT’S STOPPING YOU?

YSL Fragrance Shop

Available @ www.thefragranceshop.co.

Gift set for £50+

Marc Jacobs Decadence EDP 50ml & Shower Gel 75ml Gift Set - £74.50 / Save £11

Marc Jacobs Decadence collection is an invitation to indulge. The sensual woody scent symbolises the ultimate in feminine glamour and sophistication.
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Available @ www.thefragranceshop.co.uk 

Gift set for Him under £40JOOP! Homme Aftershave 75ml & Shower Gel 150ml Gift Set - £32.50 / Save £14

Joop! Homme is a strong, masculine fragrance featuring oriental notes to create a sensual and bold scent for young men. The first burst of cool, fresh spiciness from bergamot and cinnamon unfolds into a subtle, warm floral woody body.

Fragrance store Gifts for Him

Available @ www.thefragranceshop.co.uk 

Gift set for him under £50

Hugo Boss – The Scent EDT 50ml & 8ml Spray Gift Set - £46.50

Reawaken the senses with the seductive power of BOSS THE SCENT, the new fragrance for men from HUGO BOSS: Irresistible, unforgettable – like a savoured seduction. BOSS THE SCENT has been created for the BOSS Man who plays
seduction slowly, passionately and as an experience to be savoured and returned to time after time.

For Him Fragrance store

Available @ www.thefragranceshop.co.uk

Stocking fillers

All things shiny and embellished are super-apt for Christmas and they are also massive news in the style stakes this season. Bag your sister of friend a cute little bag just right for that new year’s bash.

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From costume jewellery to candles, to make up brush holders, whatever you need to fill that last-minute Christmas stockings.

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The gift that keeps on giving

Let your love one’s kick of the new year’s get fit season with a Fitbit fitness tracker to help them stay on track with their new year’s goals.

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Fitbit @ Harvey Norman

Lingerie will never go amiss, whether you buy it for yourself or urge your man to buy it for you.

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Lingerie @ Littlewoods Ireland

Some “Me time” would be vital after a hectic festive season and with the Ritual’s Advent Calendar Set you can cherish the daily ritual of a moment for yourself. With a range of wonderful products like the Ritual of Sakura Shower Foam, the Ritual of Laughing Buddha Fortune Oil and The Ritual of Ayurveda Body Cream.

Rituals

Available @ www.rituals.com

So, whatever is on their and your Christmas Wish list make sure that it is a Merry Christmas with any of our gift selections.

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Shoes @ Debenhams

Published in Blog
Monday, 17 October 2016 09:34

Shop Minku

I met Kunmi, founder and designer of MINKU, at a local handmade designer market in Barcelona. It was by far my most interesting encounter at the market that day; a designer who uses the rich and unique attributes of the Nigerian culture, and infuses it into handmade and practical goods. Each Minku item is covered in handmade love and personalised features. It seems that no Minku item is designed exactly the same way. A Minku bag is definitely a lifetime and unique wardrobe piece! Enjoy some of my favourite pieces....

The Ebute Metta Fringe Clutch:

100% leather exterior and strap; with hand-stiched expandable sides.

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Palerin Walet:

100% leather exterior, with aso-oke coin-pocket lining.

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The Ibaka Work and Weekend Bag:

Mustard yellow vegetable-tanned cow leather with a mesh lamb-leather side pocket

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Visit www.minku.com for more beautifully handmade leather goods!

Published in Blog
Wednesday, 21 September 2016 11:48

US Fashion Source Collective SS17

Designers:

Marianna Harutunian
Metamorph Quirky Couture
Diamonds are Forever
Fiori Couture
JZJ Couture
Iwona Luka
Rob Bacon
B Dodi
Marita Moreno
Gufo Wear
Reka Orosz

Credit: Mikey San Photography

Published in Fashion Week
Thursday, 08 September 2016 20:53

7 Beauty Looks You'll Be Wearing This Autumn

How quickly summer flies! Don’t forget that as the season changes to a chillier, colder environment, it’s time to take stock of your skincare products and cosmetics.

Published in Trends
Thursday, 11 August 2016 20:25

CARIBBEAN HOLIDAY ESSENTIALS

I am going to the Caribbean in a few days.

Published in News
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